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Sleep and the Brain

While Your Body Is Resting, Your Brain Is Working Faster

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.26.2016 | Science

Scientists have long known that our brains are busy at work while we sleep: creating and consolidating memories, clearing out toxins and processing im...

6 Ways Sleep Benefits Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Milk may do a body good, but sleep is the mind's best friend. Everything from your happiness to how well you age depends on your brain. When you're sl...

All The Ways Sleep Affects Your Happiness, In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living

If this doesn't convince you to prioritize your pillow, we don't know what will. Getting a good night's rest is no joke. Research suggests how much we...

How Sleeping Saved My Brain

Geil Browning, Ph.D. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Geil Browning, Ph.D.

When I was discharged from the hospital, the doctor suggested that I take a nap every afternoon. I didn't think too much about this, but in hindsight I realize that this was not just a friendly suggestion. Sleeping -- and naps in particular -- were critical to my recovery.